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Krueger Publishes Article in CRMH


Roberta Krueger
Roberta Krueger

Roberta Krueger, the Burgess Professor of French, recently published “Antoine de la Sale’s Petit Jehan de Saintré and the Comte de Tressan: Libertinage, gallantry and French identity in an eighteenth-century adaptation” in Cahiers de recherches médiévales et humanists (Journal of Medieval and Humanistic Studies).

The article analyzes the way an 18th-century aristocratic author adapts a lengthy medieval didactic romance into a sentimental fiction glorifying the military and amorous exploits of a French nobleman. Krueger said “Tressan’s popular novel reveals far more about 18th-century sensibilities than it does about medieval chivalry.”

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